Coffee drinkers worldwide, rejoice! Coffee isn't just a good source of your morning caffeine-- studies have increasingly shown many coffee health benefits when you drink it in moderation.
When it comes to popular drinking beverages, we hear a lot about herbal tea's benefits, but drinking coffee can also benefit your health and wellness. Here are a few of our favorite benefits of coffee consumption.
A cup or two a day may have some health benefits, but drinking too much can be bad for your health. According to a University of Oklahoma study, caffeine can cause or increase anxiety in those prone to disorders. It can also impact sleep patterns and may lead to restlessness and fatigue.
When it comes to cardiovascular health, a compound in coffee called cafestol may adversely impact cholesterol levels. While you can avoid cafestol by avoiding coffee grounds, it’s good to consider if you struggle with cholesterol issues.
It's also important to remember that caffeine is psychoactive so that you can develop an addiction. Most people who wean themselves from coffee are usually successful, though they might have headaches for a few days.
While coffee beans can contain antioxidants and other nutrients, not all drinks are created equal. Extra sugars and additives can take away from some of coffee's health benefits. For example, a sweetened coffee drink loaded with extra sugar and whipped cream will not do anything towards preventing type 2 diabetes or liver disease.
But that doesn't mean there aren't lots of great coffee drinks on the market with plenty of health benefits. We're big fans of Rebbl coffee drinks, which combine some super herbs with coffee to maximize the benefits. They taste delicious but without extra sugars. Even better? The company's committed to ethical product sourcing, so you can really feel good about drinking these.
If you'd prefer to make your own healthy coffee beverage, here's one of our favorite coffee smoothies. It's a perfect pick-me-up or meal for people on the go.
Quick and Easy Breakfast of Champions
a few seconds
REBBL Reishi Cold-Brew
can sub 1 Tbsp ground coffee beans of choice. If you use coffee beans, use 1 cup milk.
can sub any milk of choice
frozen-- if not frozen, add ice cubes.
Combine all of the ingredients in blender. Set aside a few blueberries for garnish.
Pour, garnish with blueberries, and enjoy!
Whether you make it yourself, or buy it from your favorite cafe, it's great to know that the health benefits of your favorite beverage go beyond an extra caffeine boost. What are your favorite coffees?